We donate a tree for every product sold online
There's no denying it, trees are absolutely amazing. They are one of the best tools we have in removing carbon from our atmosphere. Over a 25 year lifetime, a single mangrove can sequester 308KG of CO2, which is the same a driving a car over 1200km.
We believe in buying less but buying better, with quality over quantity always. We recognise that our wonderful planet needs a helping hand, so with your support we're lightening our footprint with every item we sell.
Why planting a Tree
We have partnered up with Tree-Nation, an organization dedicated to fighting climate change and reforesting the world. Tree-Nation facilitates tree planting projects all around the world. Their main focus is on the tropic region, since trees grow much faster there, thus capturing CO2 much faster.
There are many ways that trees help our world, for both humans and animals alike.
Trees purify water and slow down rain by filtering it with their roots. This process prevents erosion and reduces the risk of saturation and flooding.
Roughly 1/3 of the world’s largest cities rely on protected forest areas for a large proportion of their drinking water. This includes cities such as New York and Singapore.
Trees and forests are often referred to as the ‘lungs of the planet’ for a very simple reason: they produce oxygen. It is estimated that 1 acre of trees can provide the oxygen requirements of 12 people for a year.
Absorb Harmful Gases
In addition to absorbing CO2, trees also absorb harmful pollutant gases such as sulphur dioxide, ozone, ammonia, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides.
Trees cool the surrounding air by providing shade and by a process called transpiration cooling. This is where trees release water droplets from their leaves that cool the surrounding area when they evaporate.
We derive many medicines from tree bark, leaves and flowers of different species. These are usually used in herbal medicine, but many compounds in pharmaceutical industries are based on those originally extracted from trees.
Many of the world’s extreme poor live close to a forested area. Food, drink and equipment obtained from these forests can account for up to 28% of total household earnings in some tropical and subtropical regions.
Trees and nature have been shown to improve mental health and cognition in both healthy individuals and those suffering from mental illness.
Forests support approximately 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. This ranges from small invertebrates to large mammals.
Trees also support large numbers of insect populations, with some trees such as Birch and willow supporting upwards of 300 species of insect.
As many as 100 species a day could go extinct from the loss of closed tropical rainforests.
Natural forests capture CO2, acting as carbon sinks. Every year, forests and trees absorb the equivalent of 2 billion tonnes of CO2, roughly 1/3 of all CO2 released from the burning of fossil fuels.
Deforestation enhances climate change by releasing stores of CO2. Roughly 18% of global emissions comes from deforestation (5-10 GtCO2e) which is more than the world’s entire transport sector.
HOW IT WORKS?
When you have placed an order on our website you will receive an email from Tree-Nation with the title 'Debs Boutique offered you a tree on Tree-Nation'. Please open this email to get to the Tree-Nation webpage where you can now virtually plant your own tree in the Debs Boutique forest. After virtually planting your tree, you can find all the information regarding the real tree: the specific details, its location and a link to the tree certificate.
We see it as our responsibility to set an example and put words into action so that the next generations will inherit a better world.
We hope you will be as excited as we are about our tree planting initiative!
Tree-Nation gathers and coordinates reforestation efforts worldwide in a unique platform, enabling every citizen, company and planter to take action.